Register for this Webinar
On-Demand Webinar:

Latest Enhancements in Electrochemical Gas Sensing Technology

Electrochemical gas sensors are widely used across a variety of industries for the detection of toxic gas. This webinar will discuss the recent technological enhancements in electrochemical sensing technology that create a better performing sensor which lowers maintenance requirements while increasing safety.



Originally presented: October 17, 2019
Duration: 1 hour
Presented by:

Overview

Electrochemical gas sensors are widely used across a variety of industries for the detection of toxic gas. While effective, over time the sensor's reactivity changes with the environment. Humid conditions cause the sensor to absorb water, increasing the volume of the electrolyte, and also increasing the number of potential reactions. Hot and dry conditions dry out the electrolyte, decreasing the number of reactions. Without recalibrating the sensor, the environmental changes will cause the sensor to drift as a result of changing reactivity.

This webinar will discuss the recent technological enhancements in electrochemical gas sensing technology that create a better performing sensor which lowers maintenance requirements while increasing safety. Using automated pulse checks, active correction, and validated performance, users can now be assured that their gas detection system is functional without constant maintenance. Automatic notifications allow technicians to work on other projects as the enhanced gas sensor will send alerts when it needs calibration, if it's nearing end-of-life or if the sensor opening becomes blocked and unable to detect gas.

Gas detection users face a variety of factors and challenges when trying to optimize gas sensor performance while keeping safety first. Maintenance, calibration and limitations of existing electrochemical sensors can keep technicians busy to ensure the system is up and running.

Key Takeaways

  • Discover how electrochemical gas sensors are becoming truly "smart"
  • Understand maintenance, calibration and limitations of existing electrochemical sensors and how they impact productivity
  • Learn how to lower gas sensor maintenance requirements while increasing safety
  • Explore the factors influencing gas detection users and the challenges they face to optimize performance

Speakers

Dave Opheim, Business Development Manager, FGFD, MSA Safety

Dave Opheim has over 32 years of direct experience in the high-hazard safety systems industry serving in a variety of professional roles including Field Service, Engineering, Marketing, and Sales. He currently serves as North America Business Development Manager at MSA Safety.

Richard Balt, Product Line Manager, FGFD, MSA Safety

Richard Balt is MSA's Global Product Line Manager for Fixed Gas & Flame Detectors, responsible for Gas Detection Transmitters and Sensor based in MSA's Global Headquarters in Cranberry Township, Penn. Richard has twenty years' experience in the Gas Detection and Safety industry and was previously MSA's Fixed Gas & Flame Detection Sales Manager in Western Canada.